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In East Texas Gardens

I love to see butterflies in the garden. It’s not because I take awesome photos of butterflies – my photos are generally blurry – nor is it because I’m a budding entomologist – my knowledge of butterflies is limited to swallowtails and “orange” – but because I love the movement that butterflies bring to a garden. more

Letter to the Editor

As a senior in Mineola High School, I am very hurt and concerned by the recent change within our school board. There may be things that I don’t understand, but I would like to reiterate how much this affects me and the community.

Dr. Tunnell has been here for my class since the beginning of our high school career. She was the first superintendent to make an impact on us in a long time. She is the superintendent that we saw at every single sport event, induction ceremony, band competition, and any other thing that involved the students on a Mineola campus.

Many of us can attest to this. more

Corner Column

To the Monitor’s readers in Mineola and across Wood County, I am bidding adieu. An opportunity takes me elsewhere in East Texas. As the recipient of many kindnesses – large and small – I … more

Letter to the editor

Dear editor: Given the important role the Mineola Independent School District plays in the life of almost every single child and family in our city, I expect to see very diligent reporting by the … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent story about my brothers last week. John Arbter wrote the most comprehensive and remarkably accurate article of any of the dozens I’ve read through the … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Years ago I wrote about the way so many quickly blame any and all violence on guns. This past week has been an emotional rollercoaster for the poor victims of the latest shootings, … more

Corner Column

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, at least if you are a tax and numbers nerd. more

Guest Column

Because I will not openly be speaking to the city council on this issue again, I conclude my statements on this issue with this example given by Mark Robinson, a representative from SWEPCO, who also made a presentation to the city council on Monday. more

Corner Column

Social media. What I contend has become the bane of our societal existence has also become the very definition of an oxymoron. more

Letter to the editor

I would like to thank each of those who helped cleanup downtown Quitman. I asked for help and you came! more

Corner Column

Fifty years ago. Once you begin having clear recollections of events that far back, it’s a stark realization of the passage of time. The retrospectives on the lunar landing a half century ago are coming at us from many quarters. more

Corner Column

For me, the Fourth of July has always meant a celebratory day of picnics and fireworks. I’m sure Thursday night’s planned pyrotechnics at the Civic Center in Mineola will not disappoint. more
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